Maersk vessels collided for 36 hours before dramatic shipwreck

The two vessels from Maersk Supply Service which sank last year, continuously collided while on course and were severely damaged long before the crew realised the gravity of the situation, reveals the report from the Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board.

Photo: Privatfoto/Den Maritime Havarikommission

The two Maersk vessels which sank off the coast of France shortly before new year, collided continuously for up to 36 hours and were severly damaged for at least one day before the dramatic shipwreck.

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